The star-studded bouldering crew of Nalle Hukkataival, Daniel Woods and James Webb have journeyed to the Las Vegas area and testpieces are going down ... quick! Woods first made headlines by repeating Paul Robinson's Meadowlark Lemon (V15) in a session. After working out the moves, Woods was able to dispatch the line on his third try from the start.
"A half hour later, I was standing on top," wrote Woods on his 8a.nu scorecard. "Grade aside, congrats to Paul for opening such a beautiful line."
Woods also mentioned that Jimmy Webb nearly flashed the problem, falling off near the top. Webb of course returned to the problem and finished it off on his first try of his second day. Webb also gave the problem a personal grade of V14 and complemented Robinson for opening the line.
Robinson opened Meadowlark Lemon in January 2012 and suggested V15 for the line, commenting on 27 Crags that the problem was unique in that it is both "super physical and really technical." Dave Graham managed the second ascent a year later after six days of effort and confirmed the grade. Since Graham's ascent, Carlo Traversi and Toshi Takeuchi have completed the problem.
So what is there for Woods and Webb to do now that they have quickly dispatched the area's hardest problem in a few tries?
"Time for some searching and cleaning new projects," wrote Webb on 8a.nu.
Check out this video of Carlo Traversi repeating Meadowlark Lemon.
Revolution Athlete Carlo Traversi • Meadowlark Lemon (V15) from Revolution Climbing on Vimeo.